Articles on The High Line

Excitement Over the East River Esplanade

East River Waterfront in Manhattan

At New Construction Manhattan, we’re huge fans of the High Line, but it’s great to hear that it might have a little competition on the East River. The two-mile-long East River Waterfront Esplanade that runs from the Battery Maritime Building to Montgomery Street opened on July 14 and is quickly becoming a hit. The park has features similar to the High Line, but they are in no way the same. While the High Line is a raised park, the Esplanade is located underneath FDR Drive, providing shady spots on hot summer days.

High Five: High Line Phase Two Will Extend to 30th Street -- Will Real Estate Boom Follow?

NYC condos for sale near High LineIf you follow Manhattan real estate, you are familiar with The High Line. And if you don't follow Manhattan real estate, and are in town for a convention or to see the sights or check out Anything Goes on Broadway or whatever... well, welcome to the New Construction Manhattan blog, and we'll presume you're also familiar with The High Line. After just a few short years on the West Side, the winding, lushly landscaped park that runs on the former freight train tracks above 10th Avenue has become both one of Manhattan's must-visit venues and one of the greatest success stories in Manhattan real estate. While Chelsea condo listings were, truth be told, doing pretty all right before the High Line went from random-old-elevated-train-tracks to hugely popular public park, the arrival of the park gave a huge boost to apartment listings near the High Line, and helped occasion the development of such blockbuster, star-architect-designed high-end condominium listings as HL23, +Art, 456 West 19th Street and Nouvel and Chelsea Modern. And with the opening of the High Line's second stage -- which will run from 20th Street all the way up to 30th Street -- on June 8, the High Line looks likely to work its real estate magic again, this time for North Chelsea and the emerging and highly promising Hudson Yards neighborhood bearing the goofy-ish nickname The Linc.

Chelsea Lately: The High Line Is Expanding, And Chelsea Condos Are Cheering

 

Chelsea Condos for SaleWe’ve not been shy, in the past, about either our crush on Chelsea’s High Line or pointing out the huge boost that the beloved, beautiful Chelsea park has given apartments listings near The High Line. If you're just joining us, though, here's what you need to know: for Chelsea condo listings, proximity to The High Line has led to a spike in both value and demand. The good news, both for those browsing Chelsea condo listings in hopes of getting within hailing distance of NYC's tallest, hottest park and those of us who simply enjoy visiting the aforementioned park, is that The High Line keeps growing. Which means that the number of apartment listings near The High Line keeps growing as well. The sound you are hearing are Chelsea real estate developers and Chelsea apartment hunters high-fiving one another. With news -- and pictures -- of the ongoing High Line expansion reaching the New York Times yesterday, you may have to fight the urge to high-five yourself. It’s not easy for us, either.